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'''William Allingham''' (19 March 1824 – 18 November 1889) was an Irish poet, diarist and editor. He wrote several volumes of lyric verse, and his poem 'The Faeries' was much anthologised; but he is better known for his posthumously published ''Diary'',''William Allingham: a Diary''; edited by H. Allingham and D. Radford (1907 and reprints) in which he records his lively encounters with Tennyson, Carlyle and other writers and artists. His wife, Helen Allingham, was a well-known water-colorist and illustrator.I. Ousby ed., ''The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English'' (1995) p. 18
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